Brimbank,
12
February
2018
|
02:23
Australia/Melbourne

Help Plan the Future of Sydenham Park

Summary

You’re invited to share your ideas for the future of Sydenham Park, in Keilor North, next to Organ Pipes National Park. Brimbank Council is developing a Sydenham Park Master Plan which will guide future use of the 264 hectare site.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said Council had established a Sydenham Park Master Plan Steering Committee to oversee development of the plan. The committee includes:

  • four Councillors
  • five representatives from the Brimbank community
  • and representatives from key stakeholder organisations (including Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Sydenham and District Historical Society, Friends of Maribyrnong Valley, Friends of Organ Pipes and Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation Heritage Council Inc.)

“Sydenham Park is Council’s largest public open space and a wonderful natural asset with significant flora and fauna populations and sites of cultural heritage significance.

“The Park takes in along the Maribyrnong River and Jacksons Creek, with magnificent vistas provided along the Maribyrnong Valley.

“The park includes the Keilor Public Golf Course, driving range and depot, as well as the Keilor and Districts Model Aircraft Society, and the historically significant Robertson’s Homestead,” Cr Giudice said.

Cr Bruce Lancashire, Chair of the Sydenham Park Committee said many people might not be aware of the importance and untapped potential of Sydenham Park, because the majority of the park was not currently open to the public.

“Sydenham Park is an amazing space with unlimited possibilities for a range of active and passive recreation.

“A previous Master Plan for the site highlighted the potential for sport and outdoor recreation.

“We encourage all community members and local groups with outdoor interests to have their say on the future of Sydenham Park, as a community we have the opportunity to create a truly remarkable open space for generations to enjoy,” Cr Lancashire said.

Consultation is open until Wednesday 28 February. Visit our have your say page.

Your ideas will be used to help develop a Draft Sydenham Park Master Plan, which will be released for feedback in mid-2018.